Usually in sexual intercourse the semen is released via penis after reaching the orgasms and it is called ejaculation. Retrograde Ejaculation is the conditions where the semen travels back into the bladder rather than getting discharged and hence it is referred as dry orgasms or ejaculation. In normal ejaculations, the semen is forced to discharge via penis after reaching the orgasms as the small muscle called bladder sphincter seals the opening of bladder. This prevents the semen from moving back into the bladder. But, when the bladder sphincter malfunctions, the opening of the bladder is not closed completely and this causes the semen to travel back into bladder instead of discharging out of penis.
What are the Symptoms of Retrograde Ejaculation?
The Retrograde Ejaculation is the condition which usually doesn’t affect the capability of males to achieve erections and have proper orgasms. But as they reach the orgasms or climax, the semen move backwards to the bladder rather than discharging from penis. The signs and symptoms of Retrograde Ejaculation include:
- Male infertility or incapable of helping female partner to conceive
- Orgasms where ejaculation is little or no semen is discharged on climax
- Cloudy urination after the orgasms
What are the Causes of Retrograde Ejaculation?
Retrograde Ejaculation is mainly caused by a variety of factors and illness and this includes:
- Diabetes – Uncontrolled sugar level can damage orgasms, nerves and muscles of bladder
- Damaging of Nervous System – Illness, injuries and ailments can damage the nervous system and this leads to damaging of the muscles and nerves of bladder.
- Surgery – Surgery performed on lower spine, bladder, rectum, colon, testicles and prostate can cause Retrograde Ejaculation
- Medications – Medications that are prescribed for enlarged prostate, anti-psychotic drugs and antidepressants can also interfere with the ejaculations
What are the Treatment Options for Retrograde Ejaculation?
Treatment plans are not prescribed to patients with Retrograde Ejaculation until it interferes with fertility. The treatment plans depends on the underlying cause of RE. The RE caused due to nerve damaging can be treated easily with medications. Medications are not usually helpful for RE caused due to surgery which leads to permanent damaging or physical changes of the anatomy.
There are some medications which may affect the ability of the male to ejaculate and in such case doctors may lower the dose or switch to other drugs to fix the issue. Infertility treatment is also prescribed to some patients with RE.